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One of the sites most visitors encounter when they enter the South Rim is Mather Point. It’s an astonishing, breathtaking glimpse into the Grand Canyon. Best of all, you’re a short walk to the Canyon View Information Plaza, where you can pick up park information and begin your journey into the Canyon.

Mather Point has quite an extensive viewing area, set as it is on the south side of the Colorado River. Two narrow, railed overlooks, built on projecting rocks, provide views along the rim in both directions. The panorama extends from the lower end of Garden Creek, taking in some of the Bright Angel Trail, and a spectacular view over the deep canyon of Pipe Creek. To the west, you can jump on the Rim Trail, which offers more scenic vistas on its way to Yavapai Point. You can also see Bright Angel Creek, on the North Rim, between a collection of red buttes and ravines. A stop here is an excellent introduction to the Grand Canyon.

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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

4 star rating: Recommended 675 Reviews

Sit back and relax as your coach driver takes you on a narrated journey from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can upgrade your tour to ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.99
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Grand Canyon South Rim Tour by Airplane

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Grand Canyon Aerial Tour Experience the sweeping panorama of Arizona from the air on this scenic tour over some of the Southwest's most awe-inspiring ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 3 - 7 hours

From USD $398.99

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